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Don't Seize the Day personal development stoicism Jan 24, 2022

Like many, I was introduced to the concept of carpe diem by Robin Williams in his role as an inspiring teacher in the movie The Dead Poets Society. Actually, when the movie came out, I was trying very hard to be that kind of teacher at a small private school in New England.

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Memento Mori personal development stoicism Jan 17, 2022

Begin with the end in mind.

It's an idea often credited to  the author and businessman Stephen Covey, but it’s been around much longer than he has.

Beginning with the end in mind encourages you to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and...

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Surrender personal development stoicism Jan 03, 2022

How are you?

There's abundant uncertainty in the world. What's your relationship with not knowing what's next? Have you considered surrender?

Surrender isn't giving up or giving in. Surrender is letting go of what was not yours in the first place.

What if, just for today, you let go of your...

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The Gift of Presence personal development stoicism Dec 27, 2021

The life of a difference-maker is rewarding, for sure. It's also challenging. There are endless opportunities, distractions, interesting problems to solve, and connections to consider.

The irony is, how you lean into navigating these "challenge opportunities" is what makes the work we do so...

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Navigating What's Next personal development stoicism Dec 08, 2021

As the year winds up, I’m reflecting on the past 12 months and planning for the next.

What about you?

How have things gone this year? What’s next for you and the difference only you can make?

Leveling up and making a living by making a difference is fraught. The age of pandemic...

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"Thank you for sharing your perspective." creativity personal development stoicism Aug 18, 2021

Let's be clear. Feedback is important.

If you're going to get better at making a bigger difference, you must seek and reflect on the insights and questions shared by learned and trusted friends and fellow travelers.
But not all feedback is created equal, and all too often, the volunteered comments...

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Beyond Destiny personal development stoicism Aug 16, 2021

Do you believe in destiny? I do.

I'm not alone. Several philosophical and spiritual disciplines argue that personal, interpersonal, and extrapersonal events unfold as they are meant. Many quantum physicists concur that the cosmos and everything in it are ruled by determinism.

An implication of...

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Chris Gill - Redefining Legacy stoicism tips from podcast guests Aug 13, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Christopher Gil, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at Exeter University. Tune into the entire...

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3 Tips for Living the Good Life personal development stoicism Jul 14, 2021

You're probably familiar (maybe painfully so) with my fondness for ancient wisdom. If so, you may have heard me reference the quote, "Know thyself."

This is the most well-known maxim inscribed above the entrance to the Temple of Apollo, where the ancient Greeks sought prophetic insight from the...

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The Burnout Solution personal development stoicism Jul 08, 2021

 A time-tested and scientifically vetted 3-step process to help you be the curator of your experience, the steward of your perception, and an agent of your destiny.

Stillness in the Storm

Life in the ancient world was full of adversity. If you lived to adulthood, you likely endured war,...

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What is freedom really? personal development stoicism Jul 07, 2021

What is freedom really?

I find this question difficult to answer.

Many, including me, too often take freedom for granted. It's not just a privilege we enjoy. It's an entitlement promised by Declarations and protected by Constitutions.

And yet, many are not allowed to fully partake of these...

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Why I run at the Cemetery personal development stoicism storytelling Jun 17, 2021
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